Sports Briefs 06.13.13

Local sports notes

Turbo Tri
    A triathlon for competitors 17 and up comprising a 300-yard Gardiner’s Bay swim, a 7-mile bike leg, and a one-and-one-half-mile run is to be held at Maidstone Park in Springs on Saturday at 6 p.m.
    The race, over the same course that younger triathletes are to traverse next month, is a fund-raiser for the growing I-Tri program, which is designed, according to I-Tri’s founder, Theresa Roden, to empower adolescent girls. “Transformation Through Triathlon” is the program’s motto.
    Would-be participants (either individuals or teams) can register online at A celebration with dinner, drinks, and music is to be held afterward at the Maidstone Park pavilion.

    Erik Engstrom, an East Hampton High School freshman, finished 12th in the 3,000-meter steeplechase race at the county’s recent state qualifier. Chris Reich, Bonac’s coach, said, “Erik was the only freshman in the race, and bettered his seeding by five places. I have a lot of faith that he will be a future state qualifier for sure. Only the top two go on to the states.”
    Adam Cebulski, another Bonac distance runner, wound up 21st among the county’s Class A runners in the 3,200, and 19th in the 1,600. Keaton Crozier’s triple jump of 39 feet 5 inches placed him 20th among Class A competitors in that event.
    “Thus concludes our best season yet,” said Reich. “Luis [Morales, Reich’s assistant] and I couldn’t be prouder of our guys, who finished fourth in league competition, with our first two wins in three years. We look forward to continuing on from here.”

School Records
    Shani Cuesta, who coaches East Hampton High’s girls track teams, said at the awards dinner on June 5 that Dana Cebulski had broken three school records in the spring season and four in the winter season.
    Her 11:42.1 is the standard now in the 3,000-meter run. She also set new marks of 4:56.55 in the 1,500 and 2:21.34 in the 800. The former record holders in those events were Brooke Tortorella, Jessie vanBinsbergen, and Ashley West.
    In the winter, Cebulski set records in the 1,000 with a time of 3:08.92, and in the 1,500, with a time of 5:00.2. She was a record-setter, as well, as a member of the 4-by-800 (10:50.02) and 4-by-400 (4:47.1) relay teams.

    Lou Reale, East Hampton High’s softball coach, announced this week that Ali Harned, the team’s sophomore shortstop, had been named to the all-county team, that Casey Waleko, the pitcher, and her fellow junior, Ellie Cassel, had been named to the all-conference team, and that he had named Kaylie Titus, Willa Johann, Devin O’Brien, Caity O’Brien, Jessie Stavola, Nicole Fierro, and Kristen Carroza to East Hampton’s softball Hall of Fame.

Kyle McGowin
    Kyle McGowin, a Sag Harborite who pitched Savannah State to its first appearance in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division I tournament, was drafted in the fifth round Friday by the Los Angeles Angels. The former Whaler finished the season with a 12-2 record and a 2.02 earned run average. He set a single-season record with 135 strikeouts in 120.1 innings.
    The 6-foot-3-inch, 180-pound right-hander, the Mid Eastern Athletic Conference’s pitcher of the year, is among 10 semifinalists vying for the College Baseball Hall of Fame’s national pitcher of the year award. The winner is to be announced in Lubbock, Tex., on June 29.